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Health Risks lead women workers to demand reform of the Labour Code

21 November 2007 - 6:45pm

On the International Day of Health and Safety 2007, War on Want's partner the Collective of Honduran Women Workers (CODEMUH) presented proposals for reform to Article V of the Labour Code to the National Congress in the presence of many hundreds of women garment workers.

UK mining companies complicit in abuse of poor

19 November 2007 - 10:30pm

Vedanta, Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton accused

Struggle for Housing in Kliptown, South Africa Continues

19 November 2007 - 5:33pm

Residents of Kliptown, a residential area near Soweto, have been living with a housing crisis for over a decade. Recent protests were met with gunfire from local police. Anti Privatisation Forum (APF) organiser Silumko Radebe has written an update of how they are fighting for the basic rights of Kliptown's residents.

Coca-Cola: drinking the world dry

19 November 2007 - 4:45pm

Coca-Cola is one of the most recognizable brands in the world. The company claims to adhere to the "highest ethical standards" and to be "an outstanding corporate citizen in every community we serve". Yet Coca-Cola's activities around the world tell a different story.

The real cost of fashion: A special report

16 November 2007 - 12:00am

The Independent

UK premiere for Brazil poverty film

14 November 2007 - 10:00am

A landmark film on Brazilians threatened by corporate power will get its first UK screening tonight (14 November 2007).

First Iraq graphic novel launched

6 November 2007 - 3:49pm

The anti-poverty charity War on Want today publishes the first political graphic novel on contemporary Iraq.

Competition Commission backs down on tackling supermarket power

31 October 2007 - 4:45pm

The anti-poverty charity War on Want today attacked the Competition Commission interim report on supermarkets.

Syngenta's corporate militia attack Via Campesina members in Brazil

25 October 2007 - 5:50pm

A private military and security company hired by global agribusiness Syngenta has shot and killed 32 year old Valmir Motta, father of 3, and severely wounded six other on 21 October 2007 in Santa Teresa do Oeste, in the Brazilian state of Paraná

'Ban UK mercenaries' call after new shootings

19 October 2007 - 5:54pm

The British government should outlaw private military and security companies from operating in conflict zones such as Iraq, the charity War on Want said today.

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